Job Postings

The following positions have been sent to MSSA to be posted:

Listings found below:

  • University of Southern Mississippi
  • The Ohio State University
  • University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
  • Texas Woman’s University – Denton Campus



The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Anthropology and Sociology invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of sociology to join our active and collegial sociology program in August 2016. Position is contingent on funding.

The successful applicant will have a 3/3 teaching load, maintain an active research agenda, and provide service to the department, college and the university. Ph.D. in sociology by time of appointment and evidence of a productive research agenda.

The specialization area is open, but we particularly encourage applicants with interests in any of the following areas: inequality (broadly defined), family, education, health, the environment and/or nonprofit studies. Additional preferred qualifications include experience using or teaching multiple research methods and teaching and mentoring in a university setting with a diverse student body.

Open Until Filled. Applicants must complete an employment application form located on The University of Southern Mississippi Human Resources website at Through that website, applicants must also submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, three letters of recommendation, and copies of unofficial transcripts. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2015 and will continue until finalists are selected. The University of Southern Mississippi is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-driven university with a proud history and an eye on the future. A dual-campus university, Southern Miss serves students on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, in addition to five teaching and research sites in Mississippi and through Online at Southern Miss. Since 2006, Southern Miss students have collected seven Goldwater Scholarships, three Truman Scholarships and 14 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. Our Center for Undergraduate Research affords our students meaningful research opportunities, and as a proven leader in innovation, we conduct transformative research that translates into real-world solutions. As one of a select number of institutions in the nation accredited in art, dance, music and theatre, we are a haven for creativity and artistic expression. In the classroom or lab, on the playing field, or in the performance hall, we strive to have a positive impact not only on our students, but also the world around us. Further information is found at

Hattiesburg is known as the “Hub City” because of its proximity to New Orleans and popular Florida and Alabama beaches. New Orleans culture is a strong influence in the area, and Mardi Gras is an official university holiday. Hattiesburg features a range of restaurants from casual to formal dining, and live entertainment venues host local bands as well as visiting artists. There are also numerous outdoor opportunities, including the Longleaf Trace, a 41-mile walking, jogging, biking and equestrian trail, adjacent to the campus, in addition to nearby rivers, lakes and forests offering camping, canoeing, kayaking and fishing.

The city has been recognized by numerous publications as a top-ranked college town and retirement destination because of the area’s amenities, food and entertainment venues, low cost of living, and strong health care services. For more information on Hattiesburg, visit

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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The School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University ( is seeking an assistant professor of Rural Sociology to begin Fall 2016. An earned doctoral degree is required in rural sociology, sociology, or equivalent. This position is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position intended to build capacity in our school’s social science expertise and interdisciplinary work in the areas of development sociology, community sociology, and environmental and natural resource sociology. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas: processes of social change (domestic or international), inequality, food and agriculture, political economy/ecology, rural communities, including resilience and/or adaptation to climate change and other environmental and natural resource challenges. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, contribute to research goals of the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, secure extramural funding, publish in refereed journals and other venues, and advise graduate and undergraduate students. Preferred qualifications include program, teaching, and research experience; experience working in interdisciplinary teams; and experience mentoring students from diverse backgrounds and members of historically underrepresented groups. To see the full position description and for instructions for submitting an application, go to

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. The university, the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and the School of Environment and Natural Resources are committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, and we encourage all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.



Do you want to share your curiosity for understanding the social world with motivated students? The Department of Sociology invites applicants for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Sociology position to begin August, 2016. We seek applications from individuals who will hold a Ph.D. in Sociology by time of appointment. Applicants from a closely related field will be considered, provided they can demonstrate the ability to teach core sociological courses.

The successful candidate will be required to teach a general education course on race and a course on social theory for our majors and minors, and will expected to teach courses in their area of specialization. Area of specialization is open, however preference may be given to candidates who can contribute to our program through a focus on applied sociology, sociological practice, community engagement and/or social inequalities.

The successful candidate will be foremost an inspirational teacher, role model, and mentor to students with varying career goals. They must express their dedication to high quality undergraduate education and have the experience necessary to supervise and mentor undergraduate students. Candidates who have experience with a variety of teaching methods, have knowledge of or experience working with culturally diverse groups, have the potential to obtain research funding and have a strong desire to incorporate undergraduate students in their research activities are preferred.

Faculty at UW-L teach 12 hours (4 courses/3 preparations) per semester. The Department of Sociology values diversity and supports the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in its effort to be a leader in Wisconsin’s movement toward increased diversity and inclusiveness. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2015 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. A complete application package will include: (1) a letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) unofficial graduate transcript(s), (4) statement of current and future research, (5) statement of teaching philosophy along with evidence of teaching effectiveness, and (6) the names and contact information for three references. Specific details on how to submit all application materials can be found at the link listed below. If you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in the hiring process, please contact Ms. Debra Holtschlag at (608)-785-8457 to make appropriate arrangements. Qualified candidates will join a productive 12-member department with a history of teaching excellence and outstanding mentorship. The Sociology Program serves 150 sociology majors, 85 sociology minors, and an interdisciplinary Criminal Justice minor with 100 students. The program is built around a strong core of foundational courses with the expectation of close student-instructor interaction, opportunities for in-depth participation by our students in all aspects of sociological research, and internship experiences. For more information about our program, or the Department of Sociology, see

Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this Faculty position and to apply, please visit The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW–La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.

UW-La Crosse’s diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence.  We define Inclusive Excellence as “… our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive.”   The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all.   UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse is a 2013 recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. UW-L is proud to be one of only 55 recipients of this national honor recognizing our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

UW-La Crosse has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than a decade and is ranked consistently as one of the top institutions in the Midwest.  With a student population of roughly 10,000, the university offers 85 undergraduate programs in 29 disciplines and a variety of graduate programs in three colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education.  There are nearly 419 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 76 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 85 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 69 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.

The UW-La Crosse campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 51,818) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top ten “Best Places to Live” in 2009, La Crosse is one of the most scenic places in mid-America. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation.

UW-La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives.  Please contact the Search and Screen Committee if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.

Employment will require a criminal background check.  A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.




The Department of Sociology and Social Work at Texas Woman’s University seeks to fill a tenure track, assistant professor position to teach courses at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels and conduct research in criminology/criminal justice beginning September 1, 2016. The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in Sociology with a concentration in Criminology/Criminal Justice (18 graduate hours). The Department of Sociology and Social Work contributes significantly to the mission of the University through scholarly endeavors, engagement of students, and outreach to the community and profession. The department, with 10 full-time faculty and approximately 500 majors, provides courses in sociology, criminal justice, and social work, and offers undergraduate degrees in sociology, in criminal justice, and in social work as well as M.A. and Ph.D. programs in sociology. Preference will be given to applicants with areas of expertise in gender, justice, and crime, in community corrections, and/or in sociology of law. Applicants must be committed to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses and play a role in mentoring students in criminology/criminal justice. Evidence of an active agenda of research and scholarship is required. In addition to the application items listed above, please submit a scholarly writing sample.

Date Closed: Review of applications will begin September 15, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcripts, and names with email address and phone numbers of three references via email to (e-mail Header or Subject line must include job title– Assistant Professor of Sociology – and job code number – 15AS-SOWK1.

Texas Woman’s University occupies a notable position in higher education as the nation’s largest university primarily for women. Established in 1901, TWU is a doctoral/research-intensive public university which emphasizes the liberal arts and sciences as well as specialized and professional studies in business, nursing, health sciences, and education. The College of Arts and Sciences, with over thirty-five percent of TWU’s graduate and undergraduate population of over 15,000, prepares students for success in a global world. TWU operates three campuses: Houston, Dallas, and the main campus in Denton (population 115,000), located 40 miles north of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. This metroplex, the nation’s fourth largest urban center, has world-class museums, orchestras, opera, ballet, theatre companies, as well as an array of professional and collegiate sports venues. Additional information about the University is available at

Texas Woman’s University, an AA/EEO employer, supports diversity. Men and women, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply. All offers of employment will be contingent on the candidate’s ability to provide documents which establish proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States. All positions at Texas Woman’s University are deemed security sensitive requiring background checks.